04-23-2005, 02:00 AM #1
If itll work on linux/bsd, will it work on os x?
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- Apr 11, 2005
- Cleveland Ohio
- Dual G5 powermac
hey guys, i know all software for linux can be compiled on osx, i was wondering, what about drivers? Yea i know video cards require a bios flash..but i have an ati wonder VE i loved, and it did in fact work in linux...but i see no osx support..and ive found drivers for linux, and some BSD people have been successful using bktr modules..
anyone knowledgable in this?
thanks in advance.
04-23-2005, 02:21 PM #2
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- Mar 30, 2004
- 12" Apple PowerBook G4 (1.5GHz)
Almost certainly not.
OS X resembles BSD (and Linux) on one level, but is actually based on Mach. It has BSD APIs, so most application programmers can treat OS X like BSD. But drivers are a completely different matter. Between the Mach vs. Linux/BSD differences, and the hardware differences, you'd probably be better off writing the drivers from scratch.
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